LiqTech International A/S
Robert Blum, Managing Partner
Lytham Partners, LLC
3800 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012, United States
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Vernon was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors in July 2018. Mr. Vernon has been Director of LiqTech since February 2013.
Mr. Vernon was Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a British industrial flow control business, until his retirement in January 2014. He has had a long career in the industrial engineering industry, serving previously as Group Vice-president of Flowserve’s Flow Control Business Unit, Group Vice-president of Durco International and President of Valtek International, a global controls business.
Mr. Vernon also currently serves as a Non-executive Director of Senior plc, a British aerospace and industrial engineering business.
Mr. Burgon has been a director of LiqTech International, Inc. since September 5, 2011.
Mr. Burgon is currently the Vice President of Business Development for Steel Partners, LLC, where he runs mergers and acquisitions for Steel Partners and its affiliates. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Burgon was the interim Chief Financial Officer of SWK Holdings Corporation (OTCBB: SWKH) and was the Principal and CFO of NightWatch Capital Advisors, LLC from 2005 to 2012.
Mr. Burgon was a Manager and then Director of Corporate Development for Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) from 1998 to 2005, where he completed approximately 50 transactions with a value of almost $2 billion. Mr. Burgon led corporate development at Fluke Corporation from 1997 to 1998 and worked at Coopers and Lybrand’s Acquisition Advisory Group from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Burgon holds a B.S.B.A. degree (cum laude) in Finance and International Business and an International Executive M.B.A. degree from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Michael S. Barish
Mr. Barish was appointed to serve as Director effective as of May 19, 2014.
Mr. Barish has over 40 years’ experience in the investment industry, having worked as a security analyst, portfolio manager, and investment advisor. Since 2009, Mr. Barish has actively pursued personal investments in both public and private companies. Furthermore, he has served on the Board of Directors of AeroGrow International Inc. and Zero E Technologies, LLC since 2010.
Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of Guaranty National Insurance Company, a publicly held property and casualty company. Mr. Barish co-founded Lazarus Investment Partners LLLP in 2003, a private investment partnership for which he served as portfolio manager until July 2009. In 1973, Mr. Barish founded Cambiar Investors, an investment advisory firm for which he served as President and Chief Investment Officer until 2001. Mr. Barish was a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and received the designation as Chartered Financial Analyst. He received his BBA in Accounting & Finance from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Rengarajan Ramesh
Dr. Ramesh has consulted for W&Co. on water investments since early 2009 and formally joined W&Co. in 2010.
He has over 25 years of global operating, acquisition and technology experience. From 2003 to 2009, he held several senior management roles at GE Water & Process Technologies, including four years as Chief Technology Officer. During his tenure as CTO, Dr. Ramesh played a key role in the development and implementation of the strategy that led to the creation of GE’s $2.5 billion global water platform, managing engineering and technology organizations of over 700 engineers and scientists while leading the technical and operational due diligence and integration efforts of GE Water’s major acquisitions.
Prior to serving at GE, Dr. Ramesh served numerous management roles, including Chief Technology Officer, General Manager of Asia and General Manager of Mexico and South America, over a two-decade career with A. Schulman Inc., a global, multi-billion dollar specialty chemicals manufacturer. He currently serves as a Director of Innovation Business Development Advisory Board for United technologies Corporation, Investment Committee for Sustainable Water for Food for US AID, and on the Supervisory Board for RWL Water. He previously served as a Director of High Pressure Equipment Company.
Dr. Ramesh received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron. He served as a member of the International Advisory Board to the Ministry of Environment and Water for the Government of Singapore from 2006 to 2009. He also served on the Executive Board of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (a Homeland Security center at the University of Minnesota). He is also on the Board of Imagine H2O, a non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley that supports entrepreneurs.
Mr. Mathiesen was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of LiqTech International in July 2014.
Previously, he served as CEO and Director of Masu A/S, a Danish Company, and as CEO and Director of Provital Solutions A/S since March 2012. Mr. Mathiesen has also served as Country Manager of Broen Lab Group and Country Manager of GPA Flowsystem.
Mr. Mathiesen has a solid background in executive management, sales and business turnarounds, and has been working with technical products within the valves and fittings industry for the past 16 years. He has a degree in commercial science from Via College in Randers, Denmark.
LiqTech International Inc. is committed to the highest standards of corporate ethics and diligent compliance with financial accounting and reporting rules. Our Board of Directors provides independent leadership in the exercise of its responsibilities.
Our Management Team oversees a strong system of internal controls and compliance with corporate policies and applicable laws and regulations. And our employees operate in a climate of responsibility, candor and integrity.